I know this, in my head, but in spring, I really get it. Suddenly, the world is created anew every day. On Tuesday, as I was driving home, I noticed that my neighborhood is suddenly bursting with pink in all shades. The azaleas are blooming and it’s a festival of delight to see the color suddenly all over the place. I couldn't remember seeing them before that moment, so it seemed like overnight everything was brand new.
Last night, I saw that the basil seeds I planted are now little baby basil plants (very exciting, since I’m not the greenest-thumbed gal!) in only a few short days. This fresh newness is inspiring and invigorating me. I’m feeling more motivated to create and write and do. During our Spring Equinox celebration, my friend was sharing what she read about the energy inside a seed. She said that they actually start to vibrate inside, until they break forth with a new plant. Just imagine: a whole new life bursting forth, because there was too much to do and create to stay inside that safe seed casing.
That’s exactly the feeling that I get in spring- that there is so much to do and so many things to see and so much life to live!!!! I feel likethe dog in Up! “Oh! A Ball! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! A Ball! Squirrel!”- just constantly amazed by the world I live in. I’m writing and creating and taking photos and just soaking up the joy that the universe is full of. Yes, ordinary things still go on, like bills and doctor visits and taxes. Unpleasant things don't disappear when the flowers bloom. But the flowers are reminding me that I can choose to bloom where I am, even if it’s not the perfect spot just yet. There is much joy in the blooming and so I do.
Every day really is a new day and a new opportunity to bloom.
What about you? Do the seasons affect your mood? And, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, what does the energy of your season shift feel like?